No one likes taking pills, especially our pets who just can't comprehend why, if we love them, we'd ever try to force a bitter pellet of nastiness down their throats. It gets even worse if your pup is already feeling rotten from an illness that necessitated the pill taking in the first place. However, if you're lucky enough to have the type of pooch who'll gladly gulp down his meds if they're jacketed within something yummy (like commercial pill pocket treats), then have we got a money-saving DIY for you. Stop paying for those expensive treats when you can make your own with just three simple, wholesome ingredients.
Check out our video above and instructions below. If your dog has food allergy issues, this recipe is customizable.
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour (or whole wheat flour)
- 1 Tablespoon (or more) Peanut Butter (or almond butter)
- 1 Tablespoon Almond Milk (or regular milk, or coconut milk)
Mix all ingredients together to form an easily pliable dough that doesn't crumble apart. Depending on the type of flour you're using, you may need to add more nut butter. Coconut flour absorbs liquids very quickly (creating a dry dough), so you might need to add ½ teaspoon (or so) more nut butter to get the right consistency. Separate into a dozen equally-sized pieces and roll them into balls. Use a chopstick (or something similar) to create "pockets" where the pills will be hidden. If your pup has the tendency to "eat around" his pill, try breaking the pill in half and using two treats instead of one. These treats are so yummy, we don't think you'll hear any complaints.
Makes 12 pill pocket treats.
Music: "Beach Front Property" by Silent Partner